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Diersen Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German and Dutch Dierssen, a patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Dietrich.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Diers, Deren, Nielsen, Niesen, Pierson, Driessen, Dieken, Derksen

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Where is the Diersen family from?

You can see how Diersen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Diersen family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Diersen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Diersen families living in Kentucky. This was about 40% of all the recorded Diersen's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Diersen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Diersen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Diersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Diersen. 57% of Diersen men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Diersen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Diersen were Farming and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    57%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Hand
    13%
  • Farming
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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What Diersen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 736 census records available for the last name Diersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Diersen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 111 immigration records available for the last name Diersen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 109 military records available for the last name Diersen. For the veterans among your Diersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Diersen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Diersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Diersen in 1964 was 66, and 73 in 2004.

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